Supporters are hoping the compilation can debut at #1 on next week’s album sales chart purely on downloads.


Music Performances from Telethon Available on iTunes, Others, Pre-Orders Now
Tomorrow night’s Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Telethon for Earthquake Relief will be recorded and made available as a whole and in individual performances on iTunes for purchase and download after the show.

Can the compilation become the first digital-only album to debut at #1 on the sales chart next Tuesday?

That's what it's supporters are hoping with this unprecedented turnaround.

The show, taking place in London, New York and Los Angeles, features Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting (N.Y.); Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow (L.A.); and Coldplay, Beyonce and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna (London).

Beginning tomorrow, iTunes customers will be able to exclusively pre-order both the full performance album ($7.99) and the full two-hour video telecast ($1.99). Pre-orders will be delivered in the days following the telethon. Individual audio performances will also be available for purchase and download for 99 cents each in the days following the telethon. Apple, the record labels and the artists will donate their share of the proceeds to Haiti relief funds managed by Hope for Haiti Now charities.

Hope for Haiti Now performances will also be available for purchase on AmazonMP3 and Rhapsody, with distribution provided by INgrooves. Proceeds from those purchases will also benefit Haiti relief funds administered by Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation, and the newly formed Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.

Wyclef will be reporting from New York City, George Clooney from L.A. and CNN's Anderson Cooper on location in Haiti. Among those planning to appear are President Bill Clinton, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Will Smith with Muhammad Ali, and more than one hundred of the biggest names in film, television, and music.

Hope for Haiti Now will begin accepting donations at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT tomorrow (1/22) via the following methods:

Online: www.hopeforhaitinow.org
Phone: 877-99-HAITI
Text: Text “GIVE” to 50555